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Three dead in Ukraine due to strong winds

KYIV (AFP) – Three people have died due to strong winds in Ukraine, which have left thousands without electricity.

The storms and rain came as worries mount in Ukraine over its energy security, with winter approaching and a Ukraine-Russia conflict dragging on for 20 months.

“Three people have been killed by the bad weather – two in Kyiv and one in the Kyiv region,” the Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Oleksiy Kuleba, said on social media.

“Several more people have been injured,” he added.

Kuleba said that some 300,000 people in 14 regions were without power. He said the western Khmelnytskyi region was the worst affected. Regionals officials said winds there reached up to 48 kilometres per hour.

PHOTO: FREEPIK

 

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